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After Accidentally Graffiti-Blasting Massive Murals, City Rolls Out Database To Protect Public Art

The Mural Registry was proposed after a series of high-profile incidents where murals were accidentally removed or painted over by city workers.

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‘Buckle Your Seatbelts’: Future Aldermen Head To Boot Camp And Get Real Talk, Advice From Progressive Council Members

The newly-elected leaders discussed ways to build coalitions and get 26 aldermen to possibly break from the mayor — a rarity in Chicago.

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Thief Snatches Cellphones 4 Times In Less Than A Day Downtown, Police Say

The man grabbed phones from people walking outside Thursday and Friday, police said.

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Turn Off Your Lights For An Hour On Earth Day And You Could Win $100 During ‘Bungalow Blackout’

The Chicago Bungalow Association decided to host the event after being inspired by Earth Hour.

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Blue Line Trains Delayed During Monday Commute After Car Crashes Near Tracks

Service between the O'Hare and Harlem stops was shut down for more than an hour due to "an obstruction on the tracks," according to the CTA.

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Is There A Serial Killer Targeting Black Women In Chicago? After 50 Women Slain, FBI And CPD Form Task Force To Investigate

"Quite often, just knowing that it's a possible series is a gamechanger," said one man who thinks a serial killer is targeting women in Chicago.

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Ald. Ed Burke Took Bribe From Portage Park Businessman To Get A Large Sign, Feds Say

Charles Cui, who transformed a long-vacant Six Corners bank building into a Binny’s Beverage Depot and gym, was charged Friday with bribing Burke.

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Kitten Season Means Cats Are Flooding Chicago — But That’s Bad News For Shelters And Animal Lovers

One shelter got 53 kittens in January but that jumped by 240 percent to 127 in March when kitten season started.

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95 Percent Of Chicagoans Listed As Gang Members By Chicago Police Are Black, Latino, Watchdog Audit Finds

Department officials cannot confirm gang designations “are based on reliable evidence” or ensure that the data “serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose,” according to the audit.